|Dimensions||4.9 m diameter (16 ft);
figure 6 ft × 3 ft × 3 ft (1.83 m × 0.91 m × 0.91 m),
pedestal 12 ft (3.7 m) and 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) diameter
Lafayette Fountain is an 1887 fountain by sculptor Lorado Taft, located on the grounds of the Tippecanoe County Courthouse in Lafayette, Indiana. The fountain is composed of a number of tiered bowls with a marble statue of the Marquis de LaFayette on top. He holds a sword next to his heart in his right hand and has a cape draped over his left arm.
Taft wrote about this early commission (perhaps his first) of his that:
"The LaFayette" was about the first order I had in Chicago as I arrived there with high hopes – and little else – the first day of 1886. It was a copy of Bartholdi's "LaFayette" in New York City that was required of me and one tiny photograph of that figure was all that was given to me for data. I wonder at the temerity of youth, but I had to have the money and that supplies unlimited courage.
The fountain cost $2,200.
The Inscription reads: (On eight panels on pedestal, raised letters:)
In HONOR OF GENERAL
PAUL ROCH YVES
1776 TO 1782
Water for the fountain was originally supplied by a 230 foot deep well located beneath it that was installed in 1857 and whose waters were believed to have curative properties. The well was capped in 1936, and the fountain's water now comes from elsewhere. 
- WPA Writers Program, ‘’Indiana: A Guide to the Hoosier State’’, Oxford University Press, NY, 1961, p.464-465
- "Marquis de Lafayette, (sculpture)". SIRIS
- Taylor, Stevens, Ponder Brockman, Indiana: A New Historical Guide, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis, 1989, p. 489